Steve Goldstein photoAs the host of KJZZ’s local edition of Here and Now, Steve Goldstein‘s main objective is to moderate discussions that are intelligent and productive. 

While the show provides an open forum for guests and listeners, there’s one simple rule for all participants: the discourse must be civil.

Goldstein, who has been hosting the show since 2006, understands it’s not about him or his opinion.  It’s about giving others the chance to hear from a variety of guests with diverse viewpoints beyond the 15-second sound bite.

Whether it’s the Governor, state legislators, a nationally acclaimed author on a book tour, an expert geneticist or underwater sea explorer, Goldstein does his homework to make sure he’s prepared to ask the right questions and ultimately encourage guests to reveal what listeners want to know.

A self-described political junkie, Goldstein’s bookshelves are full of biographies of the state’s famous and infamous politicians. That love of learning started early on but is not exclusive to politics. He says he’s “always been inquisitive.”

When he’s not working on the next edition of Here and Now, Goldstein hosts weekday afternoon programs.

Among his proudest achievements is bringing home a Public Radio News Directors, Inc. award for Best Public Affairs Program.  Goldstein also shared a PRNDI regional Edward R. Murrow award with KJZZ Reporter Mark Brodie for their investigation into the practice of ticket scalping during Arizona Cardinals games. He also has a number of Associated Press awards for feature and sports reporting.

Goldstein’s work also includes guest hosting Arizona Horizon, a public-affairs show on Eight, Arizona PBS.  He also contributes feature stories to Arizona Highways and Phoenix Magazine.

Goldstein joined the KJZZ news team as a part-time weekend host in 1997 and became a full-time host and reporter in 1999.  Prior to his career with KJZZ, Goldstein served as the host of a weekly sports talk show, Inside the Game.

Goldstein and his wife, Deanne Poulos live in Scottsdale with their Dalmatian Trudi and playful kitty Betty.

Contact Steve Goldstein at 480-774-8235 or


Title Author Publication Date
Previewing The Phoenix Suns' 2013-2014 Season Steve Goldstein October 30, 2013
Finding The Way Forward With The Valley’s Transportation Challenges Steve Goldstein October 30, 2013
Problems In D.C. Are Scarier Than Arizona Ghost Stories Steve Goldstein October 30, 2013
Shutdown Could Lead To More Workers Leaving Government Jobs Steve Goldstein October 25, 2013
Phoenix Public Art Can Contribute To Community Building Steve Goldstein October 25, 2013
Tom Horne Allegations May Affect Political Standing With Voters Steve Goldstein October 23, 2013
Determining The Pros And Cons Of Scottsdale Ballot's Four Bond Questions Steve Goldstein October 23, 2013
Scottsdale Is Home To The Largest Polo Event In The US Steve Goldstein October 23, 2013
Comedian Jason Alexander's One-Man Show Comes To The Valley Steve Goldstein October 23, 2013
Immigration Reform May Have Lost Momentum After Shutdown Steve Goldstein October 23, 2013
"Alice" Television Show Has Roots In The Valley Steve Goldstein October 18, 2013
Great Recession Created Problems For Older Workers Steve Goldstein October 18, 2013
The Debate Over Phoenix's Creative Environment Steve Goldstein October 16, 2013
Phoenix District 4 Councilman Gives Perspective On The Food Tax Steve Goldstein October 16, 2013
Studying Wolves Up Close Steve Goldstein October 16, 2013
Allowing Cameras In The Courtroom Steve Goldstein October 16, 2013
Great Arizona ShakeOut Raises Awareness About Earthquakes Steve Goldstein October 16, 2013
Arizona Ranks In The Bottom Five In The US For Child Well-Being October 11, 2013
Paolo Soleri's Influence Is Shown In New Documentary October 11, 2013
Proposed Dual Voting System Gets Mixed Reviews October 11, 2013
Phoenix City Council District 8 Runoff Intensified By Race Issues October 09, 2013
Yarnell Hill Fire's Continuing Impact October 09, 2013
Phoenix City Council Runoff Races Are Tightly Contested Steve Goldstein October 09, 2013
Popularity Of Puppets Climbs With Peoria Show October 09, 2013
Local Journalist Tries Her Hand At Children's Books October 09, 2013